Owners of Matt the Miller’s to expand


By Karen Kennedy

CLB Restaurants, a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant group which owns and operates Matt the Miller’s Tavern in the City Center, has recently consolidated its three Matt the Miller entities into a single holding company.

“We undertook the merger to help put the company in a position for growth,” said Craig Barnum, president of CLB Restaurants. “The merger will help us meet our goal of opening two restaurants per year.”

The original Matt the Miller’s Tavern opened in 2008, in Dublin, Ohio. The second location was opened in Grandview, Ohio, in 2011, and the Carmel location in September, 2012. The company also operates an Italian concept called Tucci’s in Dublin.

“The Carmel restaurant has become our flagship restaurant and has performed well beyond expectations in its first year,” Barnum said.

As a result, CLB is planning a second restaurant in the City Center, a new concept called The Langton’s Irish Pub, within the next year.

The concept behind Matt the Miller’s, according to company representative Jennifer Dring, “Is to offer an upscale feel without the upscale price, and to be a community gathering place, whether for a family out to dinner, a business lunch, or friends watching a game. And to focus on a chef-driven menu and a large selection of local craft beers.”

For more information, visit: www.mtmtavern.com. 

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